Human Biology And Psychology Personal Statement
Having always had a keen interest in Biology, specifically in the human area, I believe that studying a degree in is the perfect opportunity for me to deepen my understanding of the subject. My aim, subject to successful completion of my studies at university, would be to continue my studies but in the field of chiropractory. My decision was strengthened following treatment for my own back problems and the improvement in my overall health, something which conventional medicine had failed to be able to achieve. This prompted my heavy interest in the course. Studying a degree in would be an invaluable step towards this final aim
Unfortunately work experience in the chiropractic field is extremely difficult to come by and I have been unable to experience any
However, following discussions with my chiropractor, he has offered me a placement in the coming year. Earlier in the year, I attended a Medlink event in Nottingham aimed at informing potential medical candidates of courses available. This reinforced my decision in both my chosen career and the option to take a as a foundation degree
Apart from this, until recently I have been working at Tesco on the chicken counter. Although not linked with my course or career, I felt that the job proved invaluable in the development of my communication skills and being able to work as a team. Due to the nature of the work, I was also constantly working to deadlines. I have also gained a lot of experiences from in school activities. I have acted as a guide on open days, helped with charity work and more recently have begun working as a peer mentor. The opportunity to take part in such activities has further enabled my communication skills, now also with younger people and also to gain trust and act independently as well as part of a team
Outside of school, I have been fortunate enough to take part in many different activities and interests. Socialising is important to me especially because it provides and outlet for stress and helps communication which in my chosen career is extremely valuable
Furthermore I regularly attend church in which I have helped run a youth group and help with the organisation and set up of charity events in a family based fundraising group. I have a strong interest in music and enjoy playing the piano and listening to music as much as possible. From doing this, I have been able to improve my exam confidence and have also learned how to relax. I also attend dance lessons; enjoy cycling, cooking and playing squash and badminton. I am also looking into beginning a course into massage and the uses thereof. I believe that such activities, although add little to my academic achievement have been vital in my study up until this point as they have provided a way of winding down after heavy work loads and hopefully become a friendly outgoing person. This I believe would be very useful in studying at university
Despite my numerous out of school activities, I would like to assure that I allow time for my work and rarely miss deadlines. I am a conscientious worker and my studies have always taken preference over my personal interests and will continue to do so in order to fulfil my future goals.
Biology and Psychology Personal Statement 2
I would like to study Psychology and Biology at University because I have always been intrigued by science, by how the body works and by how human beings interact with one another. I wish to gain a deeper understanding of what makes us who we are and I believe that studying biology with psychology will help me to achieve this. In biology I am particularly looking forward to studying genetics and finding out what makes us unique and how this is linked to psychology. I want to come to University, not just to expand my knowledge base but to experience the joys of being a student.
After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I would either like to go on and study medicine or else I would like to complete a postgraduate degree in psychology. However, I feel that such a huge decision cannot be made until I have more life experience, which I am certain I will gain at University.
At University, I would, without a doubt, love to continue learning foreign languages. I have been studying French since I was eleven and Italian since I was fourteen because I believe that it is important to be able to communicate with people from foreign countries and one of the things that I am looking forward to the most when I do start university is meeting new people of different origins and having the chance to get to know them.
Studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths with Italian and French has helped me to reach the decision of studying Biology and Psychology. Although I enjoy speaking languages I feel that studying them alone is not enough of a challenge, whereas, with Biology and Psychology there is still so much I have yet to learn and so many mysteries left to be discovered and it is this fascination with the unknown that has made me want to study Biology and Psychology.
During the month of January 2008, I spent a week working in Kessington Medical Centre which is a Doctors Surgery just outside of Glasgow. As well as giving me confidence, my week of work experience taught me many valuable lessons, the most worthwhile one being, learning what it actually means to be in the medical profession. I realised, at the end of the week, that medicine is not just about understanding science. I realised that understanding medicine, although it will make you good at your job, does not make you a good person. Understanding people and wanting to help them is what makes you become an even better human being and that is why I feel that studying psychology and biology will help me, not just in my academic life but in all other parts too.
I am very passionate about music and I have been playing the violin since I was eight years old. As well as playing my violin as part of a church band, I have taken part in a number of courses. Two of these courses included spending a week away from home and performing in a concert as part of an orchestra, which I believe demonstrates teamwork.
My two main pastimes, not including playing and listening to music are reading and running. My favourite books are ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee and Robert Jordan’s series, ‘The Wheel of Time’. My favourite genres are Fantasy and Science Fiction, although I am happy to read most books and try different genres. I enjoy running as a way of keeping fit and while I do not run as part of a club, I have taken in part in two of Cancer Research’s ‘Race for Life’ 5 kilometre runs, for which I have raised quite a lot of money.
I know that only being in my fifth year of secondary school, might make it seem as though I am too young for University but I feel that school has nothing left to offer me and that I am mature enough to leave and take my education into my own hands. I am organised, punctual, responsible and extremely hardworking and I think that given the chance I would fit in very well at University. I believe that University will present new challenges, which I am willing to take and I believe that at University I can find out who I am and the person that I want to become.
Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018